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Nature weekend  : the best destination ideas in France

NATURE WEEKEND – From the Bay of Somme to the Camargue, via the Marais Poitevin or the Vexin and many other natural and unusual destinations, Linternaute helps you find your way; prepare your nature outing as a couple or with family, alone or with friends, near Paris or throughout France.

Where go to France for a nature weekend, far from the crowds, to recharge your batteries and rediscover the simple pleasures of walking on a huge and deserted beach while contemplating the horizon (Baie de Morlaix, Baie of Somme, Camargue, cliffs of Etretat) hike along the sea feeling the sea spray (Côte d'Emeraude, d'Opale or de Pink Granite, Massif de l' ; Estérel), climb the mountains and explore the valleys (Pyrenees, Mont Blanc, Vercors, Ossau or Dordogne valley), explore caves or monumental canyons (Cé ;vennes, Gorges du l'Ardèche, du Tarn or du Verdon) or stroll in the forest in by bike, by bike on foot or by boat (Béarn, Marais Poitevin, Haut-Jura etc.) And if you want to combine the unusual with the hiking, go to meeting Merlin the enchanter or the fairies Morgane and Viviane in Brocéliande. It’s up to you to choose from our proposals below:

Discover below our ideas for nature destinations according to your desires, for a weekend throughout France or elsewhere. proximity of the capital, unusual, as a couple or with family.

No need to go far to recharge your batteries. For a weekend, Parisians will find what they are looking for in bucolic getaways throughout the city. through small villages of character (Barbizon, Senlis, Giverny, Gerberoy, Provins), large estate parks (Chantilly, Chamarande etc.) and majestic Ile-de-France forests (Fontainebleau, Rambouillet etc.). Let yourself be guided by our selection of favorite destinations for a nature weekend away. less than 100 kilometers from Paris:

In the northwest of Ile-de-France, at Only 45 minutes by car from Paris and reachable by the Transilien from Saint-Lazare or Paris-Nord station, the Vexin natural region is the ideal destination for going green on the outskirts of the capital.  From forests to out of sight for hiking enthusiasts, charming towns (Auvers-sur-Oise, Enghien-les-Bains, Écouen, La Roche-Guyon etc.) and historical monuments (Monet's house, museum of French Vexin, castles of Écouen or  La Roche-Guyon) are available to you. you. Consult our complete Vexin tourist guide: 

With family, friends or your other half, would you like to spend a nature weekend in the most exotic places in France, or off the beaten track? Why not try a night away? the beautiful star in the nature reserve of a park in Loire-Atlantique, at meeting giraffes and antelopes? You are at your disposal Looking for Japanese gardens, tropical ambiance, desert, waterfalls and crystal clear waters? These French destinations feel like the end of the world. Discover our selection:

Studded with nearly 3,000 ponds and remarkable castles like Chambord or Cheverny, Sologne will charm lovers in search of nature and history. Three quarters of its territory is populated forests, browse through foot or at agrave; bike. During your bucolic walks hand in hand, you will be able to come across deer, beavers and numerous migratory birds.

If you are looking for sunny lands, then head to Provence. In summer, there is no more beautiful place for lovers than a stroll on the plateaus of Valensole or Albion, covered with immense rows of trees. are lavender in bloom. In the background, you will discover the Alps and picturesque villages.

Finally, for those less cautious, head to Etretat to discover its cliffs with their unique shapes which inspired the most illustrious artists. Sologne, Provence, cliffs of Etretat… Here is our TOP 3 nature destinations where offer you a privileged weekend as a couple.

Lakes, regional natural parks, gorges, causses, islands, wild beaches… France is full of superb playgrounds for a nature weekend with the family. Take our destination ideas above!

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116